Is Android linux?

Is Android linux?

It uses the kernel of Linux (that is the core of the OS) and its apps are written generally in Java. However, Android will not run on a Linux server.

But if it has the linux kernal then it is linux! Jusrt because it dosen't ship with server software dosen't make a differences.

it doesn't abide by the philosophy of open source, i think? i forget exactly which philosophy linux is supposed to be tho... also, google sucks, so there's that.

ArthurM Actually android is open source. Its certainly not "GNU/Linux" which is what most people mean when they say "linux". But it does use the linux kernal, which is all there really is to linux. But yeah, lol go DuckDuckGo!